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PAY UP peɪ ʌp

01 Mar 2021

Phrasal Verb

  • give money.
Example Sentence: You must pay up by Friday.

ACCOUNT FOR əˈkaʊnt fɔr

02 Feb 2021

Phrasal Verb

  • explain.
Example Sentence: She was unable to account for over $5000.

AMORTISATION əˌmɔːtaɪˈzeɪʃən

26 Jan 2021


  • the repayment of debt in small regular amount.
Example Sentence: Company earnings before interest, tax and amortisation grew by 10%.

RECEIVABLES rɪˈsivəbəls

08 Jan 2021


  • money that a business expects to receive.
Example Sentence: The company generates roughly $400 million in receivables annually.

PROFITABLE prɒfɪtəbəl

06 Jan 2021


  • making money or likely to make money in the future.
Example Sentence: The most profitable industries are those that are difficult to enter.

OVERHEADS ˈoʊvərˈhɛds

04 Jan 2021


  • the costs you pay regularly when running your business, e.g. the cost of electricity, heating, phone bills etc.
Example Sentence: Since the new management laid off half of our workers our overheads have been an all-time low.

OUTLOOK aʊtˌlʊk

03 Jan 2021


  • how the future looks based on current predictions.
Example Sentence: The outlook for small firms has worsened in recent months.

CASHFLOW kæʃ floʊ

14 Dec 2020


  • the amount of money moving through a company.
Example Sentence: Accountants can advise on systems for managing cashflow.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE kæpɪtl ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə

13 Dec 2020


  • the cost of long-term improvements.
Example Sentence: They do not have enough cashflow to cover their capital expenditure.

TURNOVER tɜrnˌoʊvər

04 Dec 2020


  • the rate at which employees join and leave a company.
Example Sentence: The turnover of workers in the new restaurant business is very high.

TURN OVER tɜrn oʊvər

03 Dec 2020


  • to do business to a certain amount of money/products.
Example Sentence: We turned over most of our stock last month.

RED INK rɛd ɪŋk

07 Nov 2020


  • debt (the red ink on a financial statement).
Example Sentence: The automobile company has much red ink because of the bad economic conditions.

KEEP BOOKS kip bʊks

11 Oct 2020


  • to keep records of money that is gained or spent.
Example Sentence: The new sales manager does not know how to keep books and he has made many mistakes.

LIQUID ASSETS lɪkwɪd æsɛts

29 Sep 2020


  • property or belongings that can easily be converted to cash.
Example Sentence: The company had to sell some of its liquid assets in order to raise cash.


23 Sep 2020


  • to be losing money, to be unprofitable.
Example Sentence: The company has been in the red since the price of oil began to rise rapidly.